World Bank readies $130M for Burundi in 2007

The World Bank plans to give $130 million this year to Burundi, which is trying to recover from a 12-year civil war. The announcement came from World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, who was visiting the country. “I am here in part to learn how the World Bank can support the government and people of Burundi in their efforts to build on that peace and make it more secure and more stable,” said Wolfowitz. The funding will support programs aimed at boosting the economy as well as improving education and energy supply in the African country.

Source: World Bank will provide US$130 million to Burundi this year (AP)

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